Seaside, Oregon: World's Largest Sitka Spruce StumpThe splintered legacy of the former World's Largest Sitka Spruce -- and more impressive, we think, even though all of its official brown signs have been taken down.
- NW Sunset Hwy., Seaside, OR
- Around five miles south of town. Off of US 26, slightly less than two miles southeast of the US 101 junction. Turn north at the brown sign and cross the small bridge to the stump.
America's Largest Sitka Spruce Stump: Along the Oregon coast stood America's largest Sitka spruce, a tourist stop for years among people who like to look at big trees. [09/11/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Sitka Spruce Stump
A celebrated Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) on Klootchy Creek near Seaside, Oregon, receives so many visitors that recently a $50,000 boardwalk was constructed to preserve its roots from compaction. It is perhaps 700 years old, and truly amazing in stature. Based on its wood volume (10,800 cubic feet), it is the third largest spruce in the world --although in pioneer times bigger specimens existed. Its top broke at 206 feet, it is 93 feet wide, and its trunk is 56'1" circumference (about 18 feet in diameter) as of 1988. Earth's tallest spruce, the "Carmanah Giant" on Vancouver Island, was 314 feet tall in 1992.[catyjean, 04/03/2005]
June 2012: Photo of the post-storm -- but still tourist-friendly -- stump. February 2008: Patsy reports "This tree was destroyed by a storm December 2007." the storm pack 105 mph gusts and knocked down most of the famous Sitka Spruce Tree.